Anhui Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
Amongst the azurite specimens coming from Anhui Province, there have been, quite rarely, these ELECTRIC BLUE (and I mean that) specimens of shimmering, bladed crystals - easily one of the most intense blues I have ever seen in a mineral specimen! We had only three of these in recent months, that went for very high prices at auction. We went looking for more of them at shows and with the original people who brought them in. Unfortunately, these people had only a couple more amongst more than a thousand specimens of Chinese azurite, and we have not see a single one at the shows. This is one of the two we got. It is a bit darker in person than the pic shows - very hard to photograph. 6.7 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm